Touchdown. Sydney. And we didn't waste time. After a series of booboos --- like a bag from the carousel dropping on my foot, dropping a new jacket and losing our way --- we settled on lunch in Salt Meats Cheese.
Lovely place, with a very young working crowd. It's a dining place looking more like Century Mall's Hole In The Wall in Makati, Philippines. Except that each stall has its own dining area. From gelato bars to coffee joints to pasta & pizza parlors. You'd like the vibe here. Vibrant, yet classy.
The pappardelle was a generous serving. The fresh orange juice was good to be split and shared. We hardly finished our pasta, Italian burger, rocket salad and truffle fries. Too much. I guess we weren't that hungry after all. But I did pick on the good, savory sections of that Italian burger. Properly "dissected", I enjoyed the sirloin, cheese savings and raclette (hmmm , yes) atop and under the burger chunks, and did away with the bun. Yum!
Or perhaps we felt full prematurely early after digging into those truffle fries. T'was soooo goooood! With cheese and an inviting aroma of truffle, our fat fingers quickly got busy popping each piece into our greedy mouths. I can imagine an even bigger crowd in the early evenings after work especially when the nearby bars get busy.
This Italian gourmet corner in Alexandria looks like a favorite among many yuppies. Find it in 21 Fountain St, Sydney NSW 2015, Australia